Property owners of residential buildings in New York City are required by law to file a Registration Statement annually between May 21st and September 1st with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) if the property is a multiple dwelling. A multiple dwelling is a building with 3 or more residential units or a private dwelling (1-2 residential units) where neither the owner nor the owner’s immediate family resides.
The Registration Statement must include owner name; a) owner business and residence address and phone number (if the owner of a multiple dwelling is a corporation the names and addresses of any person whose share of ownership of corporation exceeds 25 percent. If the owner of a multiple dwelling is a partnership, the name and business address of the partnership and the names and business addresses of each limited partner whose share of ownership of the partnership exceeds 25 percent.) b) managing agent name, address and phone number; and 3) a telephone number within the greater metropolitan area where an owner or managing agent may be reasonably expected to be reached at all times.
Registration can be done online , by mail or in person any of the City’s HPD offices
Building registrations must also be filed whenever ownership changes or whenever the information on a valid registration changes (example, new managing agent or site management). It is important to keep this information up to date, as HPD uses the contact information supplied in the registration for all official notifications, as well as in the event of an emergency at the property.
Buildings without valid property registration are subject to civil penalties of $250-$500, may be issued Orders to Register, and will be ineligible to certify violations, request a Code Violation Dismissal, or initiate a court action to recover possession of the premises for nonpayment of rent.
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